I believe these are fried baby eels. I was iffy splashing lemon on them because it would sog up. Grabbed some, did it and that’s what exactly happened. Luckily, I could grab more after that first batch. I don’t know, it was so much better without the lemon. But that’s just me.
Tab this under one of the best things I have ever eaten.
Squid Ink Battered Calamari.
I don’t even have words for it. I also realized that some of the foods under this list have squid ink on them. For example, Chef Maraldo’s squid ink pasta. You know it’s good when you remember a food and you can still taste it in your mouth just thinking about it.
Xiringuito Escriba in Barcelona is a restaurant by the beach. I don’t know if I would even call it a restaurant, so much as a joint (but that’s for another discussion, if you ever ask me or it comes out.) The fact of the matter is, this “joint” being by the beach, they served us seafood. A lot of seafood. This one is a salad with cooked tuna and mustard vinaigrette. Seriously reminds me a lot of John’s Island, considering they served a version of this salad, but a touch fancier.
Here are the rest of the pictures from Estado Puro. Again, yum.First post about EP below:
Estado Puro in Madrid is run by Chef Paco Roncero, who worked for Chef Ferran Adria at El Bulli. Fantastic tapas here. I was pleasantly suprised how it was a cocktail hour - meaning, it was not a sit down dinner, but rather we walked around and talked for the duration of the dinner. It was nuts. We had an open bar and to say that the experience is fantastic is an understatement.
EDIT: They only accept ten pictures at a time, apparently.
Mercado De San Miguel is one of those things you have to do when you’re in Madrid. I remember Professor Rodriguez showing us a video tour of this place, and it looked beautiful. Seriously, it’s like a food market where you could bring thirty euros and have your lunch and dinner for a day. They have all sorts of things such as seafood, croquetas, tapas… They really have it all. One of the best culture shocks I’ve received in my life.